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How to Fix a Leaking Faucet?

Fixing a faucet in an RV is almost similar to that in the home. Since most of the plumbing pipes in RVs are plastic, usually no tools are required as the faucet can be easily unscrewed using your hands. Before embarking on repairing or replacing a new faucet, just as in a house, turn off the primary water source in your RV. This is usually from the freshwater tank.

The solution to this problem is to remove and replace the cartridge inside the faucet.


Materials Needed

1.  Adjustable wrench

2.  New cartridge

3.  Cartridge puller

4.  Handle puller

5.  Pocket knife or awl

6.  Flat head screwdrivers

7.  Towel



1. Shut off the water supply.

How to Fix a Leaking Faucet

2. With a little pressure, use an awl or pocketknife to remove the handle cap that's in the middle of the shower faucet. A screw should be visible now.


3. Use the screwdriver to remove the handle screw. If the handle cannot come off easily, use a handle puller.


4. Use a screwdriver to pull out the retaining clip that rests on top of the cartridge. The clip looks like a small horseshoe.


5. Remove the washer that's fixed around the middle of the cartridge. Unfasten the nut and hex screw with your wrench.


How to Fix a Leaking Faucet

6. Pull out the cartridge with your pliers. Replace it with a new cartridge whose model is exactly like the one you have removed. Follow the instructions carefully to align the new cartridge correctly.


7. Turn on your shower and check if there are any leaks.


Please note you have done all you could to fix your leaking showerhead. If it continues to leak, then you can call in a professional plumber.


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